Meet Chaz! Chaz has been attending Rising Treetops at Oakhurst summer camp and respite sessions since 2015

Rising Treetops Helps: Chaz

Meet Chaz! Chaz has been attending Rising Treetops at Oakhurst summer camp and respite sessions since 2015

Chaz lives in The Bronx with his family and is diagnosed with autism. Chaz first came to Rising Treetops for a respite session in spring 2015, and over the years has attended mostly summer camp sessions, including a 12 day session in August 2023. Our staff noted that this year Chaz was much more engaged than in previously years and especially liked shopping and cooking in the Pines Cabin as part of the PLuS Program. His counselor also commented that he worked on his time management, and cleaned and organized his bunk area.


Chaz was an active and creative participant in therapeutic recreational activities this summer. Staff noted his caring and respectful nature, his love of arts and crafts, swimming and nature activities. Chaz is known to have a journal book with him where he draws and writes.


Chaz’s mother Jeanetha reported that Chaz was very happy with his summer camp experience, loved the camp train ride and outing, enjoyed camp activities, and spoke about how fun camp was this summer.


Our most recent newsletter highlights Chaz as well as a few of our other campers and their experiences at Rising Treetops. If you have not received our Fall/Winter newsletter in the mail, you can read it online here. If you would like to learn more about our respite and camp services for people with special needs, please email us or call 732-531-0215 or 212-533-4020.

Rising Treetops at Oakhurst special needs summer camp and respite care

About Rising Treetops at Oakhurst

Just a mile from the Atlantic Ocean is a beautiful 15-acre wooded environment where people with special needs can have fun, be cared for, and learn new ways to grow and become more independent. At Rising Treetops at Oakhurst, we have trained, attentive staff that provide full personal care and reside in our modern cabins with clients. Our team knows how to meet the needs of every client that come to Rising Treetops, both children and adults, with a broad range of special needs, including autism.

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